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Every off-roader must know: What Went Wrong?


Rahimdad

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My view:

1. The car never reached the top of the ridge in order to cross over. I always feel that its important to ride the ridge a bit before crossing.

2. While crossing the rear of the car fish tailed causing the car to slide on the left side and then he was in a situation where the car was fighting gravity. Once the vehicle direction had turned 90 degree, it was always going to flip with the momentum.

3. Possible since the sand was churned up in the area his left front wheel got stuck which aggravated the problem of flipping.

 

Bottom line, dont fight gravity...you might escape sometimes but not all the time.

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Thank you @Gaurav and @skumar83 for you views. Both of you have got it right. I have once before seen similar flip in Faqa area with a fellow offroader. The main culprit is the Jeep's Center of gravity is very high due to the lift and no spacers to even out the lift. Sometimes people buy fully modded Jeeps but with no experience in handling such a ride. The more experienced people normally judge the person by this highly modded vehicle and accept people for drives beyond their capacity. Judging by the speed and the way he approached the ridge cutting it is evident that he does not have such experience.

This further endorses the grading structure we have introduced for people to better understand the importance of joining their level drives.

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7 hours ago, Rahimdad said:

Thanks to @Asif Hussain for this contribution. What went wrong here?

Countersteering at high speed and the sand seemed very soft in that area (backside of the dune?)

 

 

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3 hours ago, Frederic Nuyttens said:

Countersteering at high speed and the sand seemed very soft in that area (backside of the dune?)

 

Very good observation, any more guesses guys.....?

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